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The American Drawing-Book: A Manual for the Amateur, and Basis of Study for the Professional Artist: Especially Adapted to the Use of Public and Private Schools, as well as Home Instruction

New York: J. S. Redfield, 1847


Presented by the author to John S. Mahan (inscribed pen and brown ink preliminary leaf: "To John S. Mahan Esq / With the Author's Compts"; Maxim Karolik (1893-1963), by whom bequeathed to MFA (accessioned September 13, 1978).

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875


Place of Publication

New York, New York, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Overall: 30 x 23.1 x 2 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books